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Mall shooting occurred nearby

This weekend’s shooting took place about four miles southeast of the Aurora Mall, where 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded by a gunman at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20. The man charged in that shooting, James Holmes, goes to court Monday for a preliminary hearing in which prosecutors will present their case against him.

Aurora, just east of Denver, is one of Colorado’s largest and most diverse cities, with more than 335,000 residents. It is home to Buckley Air Force Base as well as the sprawling University of Colorado Health Sciences Center campus, where Holmes studied neuroscience before the movie theater shootings.



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